Barnett Waddingham appoints nine new associates

11 August 2015 3 min. read
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Barnett Waddingham has appointed nine new associates spread over its London, Cheltenham, Amersham, and Glasgow office in different practice areas. According to Senior Partner Nick Salter, the announced associates demonstrate the firm’s continued strong growth across the UK.

Barnett Waddingham is one of the larger providers of actuarial, administration and consultancy services to corporates, trustees and individuals in the UK. Since its establishment in 1989, the firm has grown steadily to its current team of 64 partners and over 660 staff, working from its seven UK locations: Amersham, Bromsgrove, Cheltenham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool and London.  In June, the consulting firm announced three partner promotions, as well as nine new associates.

An overview of the new associates: 

Annemarie Allen, Carl Chapman, Ben Clacker

Annemarie Allen has been appointed Public Sector Consulting associate and is based in the firm’s London office. Allen provides clients, among others, with pensions administration, benefits consulting and employer liaison services.

Carl Chapman, who joined the firm in 2014, has been named associate in the Workplace Health and Wealth practice in London. Chapman is the Head of the firm’s Wellbeing team which specialises in building wellbeing strategies for large corporate clients.

Ben Clacker has been made associate in the Pension Administration practice and is based in the firm’s Cheltenham office. Clacker has experience in the administration and management of different types of occupational pension schemes.

Michael Henderson, Joanna Loder, Jonathan Maude

Michael Henderson joined Barnett Waddingham in 2005 after graduating university and has been named associate in the firm’s Insurance Consulting practice in London. Henderson is specialised in investment/ALM and annuity related work for life insurers.

Joanna Loder is an associate in the Trustee Consulting practice in Amersham. Loder advises both trustees and sponsors of defined benefit pension schemes, with her main expertise in assisting trustees manage their on-going plans towards meeting member benefits. 

Jonathan Maude has been made associate in the Trustee Consulting practice and is based in Amersham. Maude focuses mainly on trustees of DB schemes, which he provides actuarial advice on the cost of funding benefits, terms for setting members’ benefits, and management of risk.

Chris Ramsey, David Spilsbury, Melanie Stephenson

Chris Ramsey is a Scheme Actuary and Trustee Consulting associate based in London. Ramsey advises trustees and employers of defined benefit pension schemes on the full range of scheme actuary work.

David Spilsbury is a defined contribution (DC) Client Relationship Manager and has been named associate in the Workplace Health and Wealth practice in London. Spilsbury manages a portfolio of UK/multinational corporate and trustee clients.

Melanie Stephenson, who joined the firm in 2006, works as an actuary on a number of public sector funds and has been named Public Sector Consulting associate based in Glasgow. Stephenson is responsible for managing a number of the firm’s LGPS (Local Government Pension Scheme) clients.

Nick Salter - Barnett Waddingham

Commenting on the appointments, Nick Salter, Senior Partner at Barnett Waddingham says: “These latest promotions demonstrate the continued strong growth of our business across all of our practice areas. […] I would also like to send my congratulations to our new Associates and look forward to working alongside them in continuing the success of the firm.”